Lizard Island Activities & Tours

Lizard Island Activities

Complimentary Activities

  • Freshwater swimming pool
  • Catamarans & paddle skis
  • Glass bottom boat trips
  • Motorised dinghies
  • Gymnasium
  • Snorkelling equipment and lessons
  • Picnic hampers for beachside lunches
  • Tennis - day & night (equipment supplied)
  • Self-guided island walks and nature trails
  • Nature slide presentations

Optional Activities (charges apply)

  • Scuba Diving Trips
  • Dive Tuition
  • Day Spa massage & treatments
  • Fishing Equipment Hire
  • Snorkelling Trips
  • Reef Exploration Trips
  • Sunset Wine & Cheese Cruise
  • Signature Beach Dining Experience
  • Research Station Tours
  • Private Game Fishing Trips - Full or half day. Black Marlin season is from September to December

Please Note: Some activities are subject to weather conditions


The waters around Lizard Island offer some of the world's most exciting fishing in the world, particularly during Black Marlin season from September to December. With a tag and release policy, your chances of catching one of the legendary 1,000 pound 'Granders' is probably the best in the world.

Lizard Island is also home to the renowned Black Marling Classic during October. It's recommended you book early during this time as it is extremely popular.

Outer Reef Fishing

Just 50 minutes from the island, this area is home to Tuna, Mackerel, Mahi-mahi, Trevally, Sailfish and even the occasional small Black Marlin. Quality fishing tackle is provided.

Inner Reef Fishing

Just a 15-minute boat ride, these three reef systems offer a wide range of fish including, Trevally, Mackerel, Queenfish and a number of other pelagic species.

Light Tackle Fishing

Most of the light tackle fish caught are of eating quality and can even be prepared by in-house chefs. The Island also operates its own luxury vessel, the 'Fascination III' which can be chartered for full or half days.

Please be aware that fishing is not permitted in 'Green Zones' off the Island.

Diving & Snorkelling

Surrounded by fringing reefs and the crystal waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is renowned for its snorkelling and diving. With half and full day reef experiences available, the MV Serranidae is the Island's purpose-built dive boat which visits inner and outer reef dive sites and the famous Cod Hole.

Diving activities on Lizard Island:

  • Full day diving & snorkelling trips to the Inner and Outer Great Barrier Reef, including the
  • Local diving on sites around Lizard Island
  • Cod Hole
  • Half day reef trips
  • Night diving
  • Discover Scuba - an Introduction to Scuba
  • PADI Open Water Referral Course - this course must be pre-booked